We have found our new pastor

Brothers, Sisters and Friends of Burlington Presbyterian Church, It was almost exactly a year ago that your Pastor Nominating Committee was formed. Seven of us were tapped for service: Chuck Anderson, Judy Brunner, Kim Oey-Rosenthal, Brad Morrison, Ferdinand Akombe, Brenda Flynn and Caitlin Rivet. We spent our first few months working diligently on our MissionContinue reading “We have found our new pastor”

Pastor Nominating Committee

In the journey of our pastoral transition here at BPC, we have essentially completed our mission study. Now, as we move forward with our search for a pastor, the Session has charged the Nominating Committee with the task of identifying a slate of candidates for the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). Our presbytery explains in aContinue reading “Pastor Nominating Committee”

Cookie Swap with a twist

Today Burlington Presbyterian Church was blessed with two exciting events. First, we held our “cookie swap with a twist”. Families brought batches of Christmas cookies, which were then divided into gift bags to be given to the guests at The Dwelling Place. It was hard for the kids (and grownups) to keep away from theContinue reading “Cookie Swap with a twist”

Whitey Graham’s Last Sermon

Our beloved member, Whitey Graham, died unexpectedly a few days before he was due to deliver the Sunday message. He had finished writing the sermon he intended to give. Here is a transcript of his sermon. When I was asked to preach this week, I figured that I had not done this for several years,Continue reading “Whitey Graham’s Last Sermon”

Climate Change, Poverty, and Preserving the Planet: Will Our Voices Be Heard?

Very few scientists now question the assertion that humans are responsible for global warming, and that much of the world as we know it is threatened with its effects. Many evangelical churches have joined progressive denominations in calling for deep measures to stave off catastrophe. This is the year, this is the time: Will ourContinue reading “Climate Change, Poverty, and Preserving the Planet: Will Our Voices Be Heard?”